Falcons defeat Eagles, capture No. 1 seed in NACC Tournament

Photo by Lane Schwartz
Photo by Lane Schwartz

MEQUON, Wis. – Brianna Wagner had a double-double before halftime and Concordia Wisconsin knocked off Edgewood, 72-53, on Tuesday night in Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference action. Along with an upsetting victory shocking victory by Lakeland over Wisconsin Lutheran, the Falcons captured the No. 1 seed in the NACC Tournament.

THE BASICS
Final Score:
Concordia Wisconsin 72, Edgewood 53
Location: R. John Buuck Field House (Mequon, Wis.)
Records: Concordia Wisconsin 19-5 (16-3 NACC), Edgewood 6-18 (5-14 NACC)

HOW IT HAPPENEND
- The Falcons controlled the game from the opening tip, charging out to a 17-4 lead just over halfway through the first quarter. They would extend their lead to as many as 17 points in the first half before leading 37-22 at the intermission.
- CUW's advantage ballooned to 23 points second before the third period ended and reached a game-best 27 points twice in the final quarter. The Falcons shot over 50 percent for much of the game, but ended at 47.5 percent (28-of-59), and held a commanding 43-27 rebounding difference.
- Wagner (sophomore, Fond du Lac, Wis.) led all players with 18 points, including 10 in the first quarter, to go along with 12 rebounds for her third double-double of the season.
- Freshman Marciarae' Harmon (Milwaukee, Wis.) chipped in a career-high 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting.
- Senior Madelyn Landgraf (Elkhart Lake, Wis.) ended with nine points and four assists, while junior Samantha Blissett (Springfield, Ill.) tallied six points, four rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- The Falcons clinched the top seed in the NACC Tournament for the fourth time in the league's history. They hold the tiebreaker over Wisconsin Lutheran and MSOE, if the situation arose.
- CUW led for 39 minutes and 51 seconds in the victory, the highest amount of time this season.
- The Falcons had nine of the 13 players who saw action reach the points column.

THE OPPOSITION
- Jasmin Little led the Eagles with 10 points, all in the first half, while Rachel Pope and Cole Jordee each had nine points.
- Jordee also stole a game-high four passes and Zoey Dougherty picked off three passes.

NEXT ON THE SCHEDULE
- The Falcons close the regular season with a 4:15 pm tipoff on Saturday against Concordia Chicago inside the R. John Buuck Field House. The program will honors their seniors at halftime of the Men's Basketball game, which tips off at 2 pm.

Falcons win!
February 10, 2016 Falcons win!